All the hallmark Gimblett Gravels characteristics are here on this affordable single vineyard red blend: pencil lead, tobacco, cherry, blackberry, licorice and dried violet. The palate flexes muscles but the lifted acidity and powdery, spicy tannins don’t obscure the fruit or site expression. A wine of power but also of clarity and approachability. Have a decanter and a plate of protein at hand or hold another few years.
92 Pts Wine Enthusiast